The Denver Nuggets were celebrating their home opener on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers when the team’s mascot, Rocky, made his grand entrance from the arena’s rafters. Something wasn’t exactly right with Rocky though. As he made his descent to the floor (tethered to a rope of course) it appeared that the mascot was completely lifeless. That assumption really hit home the moment that Rocky fell to ground when his feet touched the floor. The entire crowd watched in horror as the motionless mascot was checked by medical personnel before leaving the court under his own power.
According to reports, at some point during Rocky’s lowering the mascot lost consciousness after having the wind knocked out of him. Shortly after the traumatizing event Rocky took to Twitter to prove that he was alright.
— SuperMascot Rocky (@TheSuperMascot) November 2, 2013
There is even a little footage of the traumatizing event up on youtube.